City Dash can be Namibia’s biggest mass participation event –De Goede

City Dash can be Namibia’s biggest mass participation event –De Goede

The second edition of the Nedbank City Dash will take place on the 23rd of June and the organisers are hoping for mass participation this time around.
With the 2019 City Dash about a week and a half away, event organiser Patrick de Goede said the response has been incredible and that they are very excited.
Last year, the City Dash had 1400 participants, but this year that number can possibly increase as the organisers are looking at 2000 entries.
De Goede told NBC Sport that there is a possibility that they might even surpass that number.
He wants to see the City Dash becoming one of the biggest mass participation events on the Namibian sport calendar and that the biggest vision is to once again profitably plough back into developing kids sport.
There will be three categories, which are the 5km Fun Run and Walk, 10 km Fun Run and the 10km City Dash Elite Run where all the top runners are expected to participate.
“We are expecting all the big guns. The guys from the NDF are going to be there and all the other runners. We've spoken to all the running clubs, so the invite goes out to them”
He said a tough competition is expected in the Elite Dash field but this category is limited to only 150 runners as incredible prizes are up for grabs.
“Total prize purse is just over N$50 000 Namibia Dollars. The open category for Men and Women will receive equal opportunities. So we will pay the same prize money to the man as we pay to the women” he added.
Prize money in the open men's category will be 5000, 4000, 3000, 2000, 1000 and with the Junior Men and Women category to get a slightly less amount, because the field isn't that big according to De Goede.
Similar prize money will also be given away in the wheelchair category as well as the visually impaired.
The 10 Km Elite Dash Run will start at 7AM while the 5km Fun Run and Walk and the 10 Km Fun Run will follow at 8AM.